Births, Marriages, and Deaths. The charge hi this journal for the announce- ments of Births and Deaths is ONE SHILLING, and for Marriages Two Shillings and Sixpence. Payment for these announce- ments can be made by stamps or postal orders. MARRIAGE. HAMLEN-WILLIAMS—RENWICK. — On the 22nd inst., at All Saints' Church, St. Heliier's, Jersey, by the Rev. J. W. Eustace, M.A., T. R. Hamlen-Williams, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., of Fairfield, Pontypridd, to Emily Sarah, youngest daughter of the late James Ren- wick, of Bala, North Wales.
lVfustard and Cress. "A Welsh View of Politics" is the subjeot of an iastruotive article contributed to the August number of "Young Wales" By Mr W. Llewellyn Williams, M.A. County Councillor David Williams, Treher- bert, is the subject of an interesting sketch, accompanied by a life-like photo, in "Papur Pawb" for August 20. At the forthcoming Brewster Sessions at Pontypridd four or five new licences will be applied for. The Pontypridd and Rhondda Temperance Defence League will oppose them *11. The "Western Mail" says that "the Caer- pBilly magistrates, whatever their shortcomings, may be credited with knowing their own minds and acting up to their convictions." Sarcastic, isn't it? The winter session of the Rhondda Cymmro- dorion Society will be opened next month, and the first night will be taken up ly Major Jones, editor of the "Shipping World," who will read a paper on "Richard Cobden and his "Gospel." A well known Welsh vocalist, GwynaJaw, on whose voice the late Profesaor Sir George Mac- farren once pronounced a glowing eulogy, is conducting an itinerant colliers' male voice party from Ferndale. It sang admirably in the streets of Swansea on Friday. Mr Taliesin Hopkins lias re-arranged the music and accompaniment of the past song "Genevieve" in such a happy way that the Porth Male Voice Choir, now in the Isle of Man, have driven the people of Douglas wÍd with their rendering of it. Whenever the South Wafcans -sing the beautiful glee the crowd are tferilkd, and there is a constant demand for the "Welsh Genevieve." Somebody at Abercynon has bee* "taking a rise" out of the Great Western Railway station- master at Cardiff by addressing an envelope thus: "To The Station Master, Cardiff G.W.R. Station, TTr. Pontypridd, S.W." It may be gathered from the following figures that the Nonoontormist Sunday Schools at Tre- orky are in a Hourishing state. At the reeent -demonstration the following Churches turned out tlu following nurnbers:-Bethania (Cong.), 864, Hermon (Cong.), 325; Noddfa (B.), 733; Ainon (B.), 280, Horeb (Eng. B.), 206, Bethlehem (C.M.), 547, Calf aria. (W.), 139; and Tabernacle (Eng. W.), 202, or a total of 3,296. The "Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian" for August 8th, 1848, contains an account of a race between John Jones, a well-known foot racer at Cardiff, and an engins on the Taff Vale Rail- way called "The Bute." The distance was 500 yards on the straight line between Walnut Tree Bridge and Radyr. The wager was for £10 a-side, the locomotive ing backed by the officials of the Taff Vale Railway Company and the man by some of the sporting fraternity at Cardiff. The man won by about twenty yards, and yet this was, then, the fastest locomotive on the Taff Vale Railway. Such was the speed of locomotives just half a century ago. Nobody blames Englishmen (says "Welsh Gos- sip") for the lame, imperfect way in which they pronounce Welsh names. They are not built that way, and the pronounciation they give is possibly their best. But, the other hand, there can be nothing but the severest blame for -those foolish Welshmen who seem to think that nothing can be better form than to imitate the English mal-pronounciations. Numbers of Welshmen to-day make "Porthcawl" rhyme with the English ''ball." and the first syllable of the word becomes ''Pawth." "Brynmawr" rhymes with English "law," the rolling Welsh "r" being given the go-by entirely. The most horrid, however, of these new pronunciations is that of "Pontypridn," the second syllable of which is now sounded precisely the same as the English "rid." Sir John Aird's contract to make a new rail- way for the Taff V-ale Railway Company at Cii- fynydd recently attracted the attention of some colliers on strike. They asked for work as nav- vies, and got it. One of them afterwards de- clared that the work was too hardf and, in con- versation with a bosom friend, he explained that the colliers were not so well up in the work as the heaven-born and Aird-trained exca- vator. In order to get broTcen in, each collier was placed between two navvies, and, of course, he had to keep up with them in speed or the man in front would go ahead and leave him, while the man behind would be cutting his heels with a pick. The position, he said, was like that of Sir Edward Fry in the recent attempt at con- ciliation—one party was running away from him, and the other following unpleasantly near his heels. The result was he (the collier) did as Sir Edward also did, "chucked" up" the job.- "Western Mail." A Pontypridd correspondent has a great deal to say on the serious effects of jealousy—"es- pecially if it is on the female side!" The ser- mon which be writes on the subject seems to have been 'prompted by the conceit of a young lady who, according to him, "lives within the idistriet of Pontypridd, and not a thousand miles from the Free Library." We believe there are a goodly number of young ladies living within a thousand miles' radius of The library-but this paragraph refers to only one of them. Our moralising correspondent then goes on to say that this particular young fady"has recently lost her young man, ,Lnd indeed I'm very sorry for her, because she w as so fond of him. But now she is trying to have! her vengeance out on him by showing her friends the few letters she re- ceived from him, thus tTying to belittle him in their eyes. Perhaps, hovTever, she will pardon me for assuring her that instead of making simple of him by these means, she is really mak- ing herself Took very small. I tope that in time she will get a little wiser." W e know nothing of the circumstances of the case, tut insert the par -in the hope that geod results may accrue therefrom. A united choir has been formed at Pontypridd, under the conductorship of Mr W. Thompson, to compete in the chief choral competition at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod. P.C. Dalby, who has been stationed at Trefor- est for some time, Iras just been transferred to Cilfynydd. He takes with him the best wishes of the inhabitants, for during his stay at Trefor- est he was immensely popular. Strong complaints are being made of the gang of- young ruffians who infest the Pontypridd Common nightly, their object evidently being to molest and levy blackmail upon the couples who go there for walks. A good thrashing inflicted upon these cowardly skulkers might have a wholesome effect. "Behold how good and joyful a thing it is, brethren, to dwell together in Unity." It was a aharmwg sight to witness the Geniat Squire and the Gallant Major—erstwhile opponents in County Council electioxs--doing business to- gether on Wednesday. Masters and men, please make a note of this and do likewise. The Mid-Rhondda shop assistants know how to make their outing successful. Tfiiey have this time struck upon a novel idea. Upon the bills announcing the outing appears "1,000 young ladies wanted to accompany a similar number of young men." The assistants cannot forget "tricks of the trade' 'even when off duty. The Welsh language proves a poser to many an English printer. Now that local parties are touring in all parts of England, it falls to the iot of printers at the respective places to execute bills announcing concerts, etc. The programme of one of these concerts shows "Duw mawr v rhyfeddodau maith" as "Duw Mawry Rhyffedd- odawmaith." This is but one of the many in- accuracies which occur in these programmes. No., doufot, the Welsh colliers get some fun ht the printers' expense. The Porth Male Voice Party, led by Mr Tali^sin Hopkins, have taken the Isle of Man by storm, and have beoome the idols of the fashionable society of Douglas. This is their ninth week in the island, and they have been drawiag large crowds nightly to the sands. They were invited twice last week to the Metro- pole Mansions, where a crowd of 100 visitors listened intently to their beautiful music, and subscribed handsomely to the relief fund.Every Sunday night the choir hold a sacred concert in the Grand Theatre, which is always crowded, and for the next fortnight they have been en- gaged to go on tour round the island, visiting •Ramsey, Laxey, Peel, and Castletown, and, to crown all, the whole choir have been offered an engagement for thirteen weeks by Professor Alf. Woods to tour the large cities of England. This matter is now being considered. The ohoir have been able to send large sums of money to relieve the distress iR the Porth and Cymmer districts. "You can see with half an eye" that FRANK rHOMAs (" My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. The chief characteristics of G. F. HACKER'S Photo- graphs are Fidelity and Artistic Finish. Samples may be seen at his Studio-12 and 13, The Arcade, Pontypridd., 4219
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Driver) Fronj qome. A COEDPENMAEN FAMILY AFFAIR. John Thomas, haulier, Coedpenmaen, was summoned by his wife, Martha Thomas, at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday, for non-maintenance. Complainant alleged that her husband left her on the 6th June, and had since that time con- tributed nothing towards her support. On the 6th June he had been drinking, and as he had been with "some woman" in the town, she asked him to explain his conduct before she allowed him into the house. Defendant did not reply, and since that time he had not been back. They had been married 2B years, and he had never given her more than 10s per week, and when he was drinking, which was frequent, she had nothing. Defendant: No, sir; I was driven from home. Defendant had written out a long list of ques- tions, which he fired off at his wife, and amongst these questions he asked, "Did I not ask you last Wednesday to come and live com- fortably together ? Complainant: No, you asked me to come and have a glass of gin. Defendant: Was I admitted on the 6th June? —You didn't ask to come in; I stood on the doorway. What was the reason I was not admitted more than on previous occasions?—You did not ask ,to come in. Defendant contended that he had been or- dered from the house by his wife, who had not asked him for any help since he had left. The Bench advised the parties to go back to each other, but tlbe complainant said she could never again live with him, as she was in danger of her life. The case was adjourned for a month.
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The World of Pastime. — + By "The Sporting Scribe." QUOITS. 'NN v. YSTRAD RHONDDA. A match between these teams was played on Sb turcfay, on the Ton Quoit Ground, the Ton Champion team winning by 37 points. Result: TON". C. Davies 21 Isaac Thomas 21 Dan Davies 21 J. Pearce 21 R. Kinsey 21 W. Jones 10 Jones 21 F. Griffiths 31 Total 1W YSTRAD RHONDDA. W. Jonea 19 G. Lane 20 W. Davies 7 H. Pomeroy 10 R. Qwen 10 T. Pomeroy 21 D. Edwards 15 ,f Price 18 Total 120 BASEBALL. Baseball players are once more coming to the front with the Newport and Cardiff ole. players. For the last few seasons Cardiff has retained possession of the shield, without having to fight for honours, but this year it was thought best to fight for victory. So at a meeting of the Baseball Association held at Cardiff a fortnight ago, it was decided that the Pilgwenlly Baseball Club (Newport) should meet the Grangetawa Baseball Club, and should contest for it on the ground of the Aber Cluli, and never was there more interest taken in baseball in and around Eglwysilan than on Saturday, when the two clubs met. The clubs being so evenly matched, a good game was expected and brought about together 200 spectators. -0- The Grangetown won the toss, and decided to bat. J. Lewis started with a single to the bowling of the Newport captain. Grangetown played very cautious, and runs came slowly, and in singles, but soon after Spavin skyed a ball, but was cleverly caught by Shepherd. Ryan same next, and put the bowler away mealy for 3. Tilings up to the present looked well for Grangetown, btlt with, the next three balls Smithy Davidson, and Murphy were put out. Perrin came next, and should have been out but for an overthrow by C. Pearce, and luckily scored 4. The next two bats dismissed J. lie wis and Norman, and soon the first innings oiosed for 32 runs. --0-. Watkins took the bat for Newport to the bowling of Ryan an started with a single. Luck now seemed to go against Newport, for the next tfcree balls dismissed their best three men, Next came H. Webster and J. Pearce, who added a single and 2 to the score, and then Kenny was dismissed. Newport now had five men out for- 11 runs, but afterwards with only two men in, Watkins and J. Webb, 5 boundaries weae knocked up in succession, their innings closing after piling on 55 runs. --0-- Idris again started for Grangetown with a single, runs coming rather fast, and things looked fairly well for them, L. Lewis being very tricky and cutting the fast bowler nicely for 3 twice in succession, but soon the innings closed for 33. Newport now wanted 11 to win. Watkins again started for Newport, and putting the bowler away into the parish road for 4, next came Foutain and Shepherd, but was again dismissed for 0. With a few more singles added the victory was won by Newport, after a hard fight, with seven men to Cat. --0- Afterwards the Newport team sat down to tea at the Rose and Crown, and a very pleasant evening was enjoyed. Sco- GRANGETOWN.—1st and 2nd Innings. J. Lewis 1 2 Norman 1 3 Spackman 2 3 L. Lewis 1 9 Moplestone 7 3 Spavin 0 0 Ryan (captain) 3 0 F Smith 0 2 Davidson 0 0 Murphy 0 1 Perrin 5 3 Byes 5 0 Extras 5 7 No bells 2 0 32 33 -0- NEWPORT.—1st Innings, 2nd Innings. Watkins 15 4 not out Foutain 0 0 Shepherd 0 0 T. Pearce 0 1 not out C. Pearce 2 1 not out H. Welsher 2 0 J. Pearce 2 1 not out W. Kenny 0 W. Evans (captain) 4 0 not out J. Webb 15 1 not out Thomas 0 0 not out Byes 0 0 Extras 14 4 No balls 1 0 55 12 -0- CRICKET. The defeat of Llwynypia by Porth on Satur- day came as a surprise to all. The Llwynypia team's prospects of securing the shield had they not been beaten were very bright. This result confirms the belief that the Porth team when they have all their men out, compares very favourably with any team in the Rhondda Val- ley. The extent of the win was 33 runs. A. J. M. Jenkyn has proved to be a very valauble acquisition to the Porth Club, and his scores upon every occasion run into two figures. On Saturday they numbered 40. The bowling of A. J. Williams, and W. T. Davies was excellent. On the Llwynypia side Goodridge was by far the most conspicuous. The scores were: LLWYNYPIA. A. Evans b A. J. Williams 4 Thomas b W. T. Davies 7 Edmunds b A. J. Williams 4 R. C. Walters, run out 5 Goodridge b A. J. Williams 2 A. Powell b A. J. Williams 2 W. A. Davies b W. T. Davies 0 G. David c Lewis b Davies 0 S. Griffiths b A. J. Williams 2 Parry, run out 6 Thomas, run out 0 Extras 12 Total 44 PORTH. A. M. Jerfkyn b Goodridge 40 Rev J. Jones b Goodridge 4 R. A. Lewis c Thomas b Adams 4 J. B. Williams, run out 15 A. J. Williams Ibw b Goodridge 0 W.T.Davies c Edmunds b Thomas 6 J. Lloyd b Goodridge 0 T. Davies b C. Thomas 1 T. Williams, not out 1 Saddler b Goodridge I Morris b Thomas 0 Extras 5 To W -0- TREORKY v. A-BERAMAN. These teams met at Aberaman on Saturday in a league matah, when the former were viootr- ious by 72 runs:—Soores: — TREORKY. Tom Morgan b Jones 10 Tom Falcon b Jones 0 Dr Tribe b Jones 0 T. R. Thomas c Jones b Fleming 1 T. Moon b Jones 0 Harding b Jones 1 Ashford, not out 15 Dr Rrmstrong lbw b Fleming 1 Austin c Davies b Jones 3 T. J. Davies c James b Fleming 1 D. Thomas b Jones 1 Extras, 1 Total 34 ABERAMAN. W. Mulvey c Harding b Meon 0 B. Morgan c Austin b Moon 2 H. Mulvey b Harding 7 A. Keevil c Falcon li Moon 47 Rev H.James c Thomas b Harding 0 Dr Finney b Moon 13 Dr Fleming b T. R. Thomas 8 J. Mulvey 0 Austin b T.R.Thomas 6 W. P. Jpnes c and b T. Morgan 0 A. Davies, not out 15 W. Greaves c Thomas b Harding 0 Extrasz 8 Total, 106 -0- TNYSYBWE v. PENTRB. The above teams met in a League encounter upon the grounds of the former, en Saturday last. Pentre went in first, but could not with- stand the good bowling. of Priday and Allen, who were largely responsible for the visitors being dismissed with only 24 runs-a. remarkably small total. The homesters made a good start with the splendid batting of T. Instrell, and Rees Hopkins, the latter of whom bids fair to become an excellent player. In spite of fre- quent changes in te bowling, these two players kept the wickets for a considerable time, mak- ing together 2T runs-3 runs in excess of the combined score of the opposing team, Hopkins afterwards making another 12 runs. In the magnificent score made by Hopkins were two hits for three out of the ground, and several threes. Messrs J. Lane and T. R. Wigley (cap- tain) also batted well. The game resulted in aj easy win for the homesters. The scores were: PTNTRE. Ben Rees c Wigley b Allen 7 D. Hughes c Alien b Priday 2 Tom Timothy b Priday 0 L. Wight st Hopkins b Priday 4 A. Webbe c Wigley b Allen 1 J. Price b Priday 0 T. Cule c Morgan b Priday 1 J. Ritchie b Priday 6 D. Davies b Allen 0 T»*. Parry b Allen 0 D. Jenkins, not out 0 Extras 3 Total 24 YNYSYBWL. T. Instrell c Rees b Wight 9 R. Hopkins b Timothy 30 Joe Lane c Hughes b Timothy 13 T. R. Wigley b Wight 8 F. Priday b Timothy 1 J. Allen b Hughes 3 Morgan Owen, not out 1 Sam Morgan b Timothy 2 J. Phillips b Timothy 0 Exfras 7 Total for 8 wickets 14 T. Lewis and J. Watkins to bat.
Organisation ef Railway Men. MEETING AT WALNUT-TREE. On Monday evening an open meeting of rail- waymen of all grades was held at the Assembly Rooms, Walnut Tree, Mr C. Edwards presiding. The Chairman, in the course of his introduc- tory remarks, stated that the object of the meeting was to impress upon the men the urgent necessity of combination, and the benefits ob- tainable thereby. Mr M. Jones, in an able speech, made an earnest appeal to the non-members to throw in their lot with their fellow-men, as by holding aloof they were a bar to progress. Referring to the present dispute between the coalowners and their workmen, the speaker remarked that the organisation of the masters should prove a lesson to the workingmen of the country. Mr Francis, Pontypridd, also spoke on organ- isation, and the aims, objects, and benefits of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. The proceedings throughout were of a very r, enthusiastic character, and it is felt that good results must undoubtedly follow.
Treharris. A large number of additional hands have recently been put on at Cefn Glas Colliery, the double shift being now in full force, with the result that the output has considerably mcreasfed. The men have just been granted an extra allow- ance of fourpence a ton for the cutting of the coal.
TEMPERANCE TOPICS. (By a Correspondent). WHAT IS THE HABITUAL DRUNKARDS ACT? It is an Act to provide for the treatment of habitidal inebriates, and deals first with criminal habitual drunkards. Where a person is convic- ted on indictment of an offence punishable with imprisonment or penal servitude, if the court is satisfied from the evidence that the offence was committed under the influence of drink, or that drunkenness was a contributory cause of the offence, and the offender admits that he is, or is found by a jury to be, a habitual drunkard, the court may in addition to, or in substitution for, any other sentence, order that he be de- tained for a term not exceeding three years in any State Inebriate reformatory or in any cer- tified mebriate reformatory the managers of which are willing to receive him. And second- ly, any person who eommits any of the offsnces mentioned in the first schedule of this Act, and who within the twelve momths proceeding the date of the commission of the offence has been convicted summarily at least three times df any offences so mentioned, and who is a habitual drunkard, shall be liable upon conviction on in- dictment to be detained for a term not exceed- ing three years in any certified ingbriate refor- matory the managers of which are willing to re- ceive him. REV HUGH PRICE HUGHES AND THE ALLIANCE. In acknowledging a resolution passed by the Executive Committee of the United Kingdom Alliance congratulating him upon his election as president of the Wesleyan Conference, the Rev Hugh Price Hughes said: "The first branch of temperance work with which I ever had any connection was the United Kingdom Alliance. A quarter of a century ago, when I was a young minister at my first appointment in Dover, you sent one of your District Superintendents to see me with respect to the approaching election at which the late Master of the Rolls was the Liberal candidate. I remember how the great lawyer very strongly insisted that not one single penny of compensation should come out of the public purse or from the pockets of those who had already been sufficiently injured by the liquor trade. From that day to this I have felt the greatest possible interest in your phase of the work, and value as a very great honour the faé that some years ago you elected me one of your vice-presidents. It is a great sorrow to me that my duties are so numerous that I am sel- dom able to stand on your platform, but I assure you that at the crowded meetings which I attend in all parte of the country on behalf of the Free Church Movement and the London Mission, 1 almost invariably drag in "Local Option," and the "Direct Veto." and everywhere find that crowded gatherings representing all the churohes respond with great promptitude and unanimity. We must not be discouraged by delay or by the exceedingly suicidal attempt which a few mere partisans are now making to induce the Liberal panty in this country to betray and desert the cause which it has adopted. Such betrayal and desertion would destroy the Liberal party for a generation, as the immense majority of its en- thusiastic and high-minded supporters and ad- vocates are temperance men. Whatever party identifies itself with the liquor traffic will at no distant date experience the disastrous fate which befel the Slavery party in the United States of America." "THE MYSTERIOUS CONSERVATIVE TEMPERANCE UNION." The Parliamentary contest at Southport has bfought into prominence what the Liberal can- didate described as "The Mysterious Conserva- tive Temperance Union." Sir H. S. Naylor- Leyland was in favour of Local Veto and Sun- day Closing, and was opposed to Compensation, while the Conservative candidate, Lord Skel- mersdale, refused to support so mild a reform as Sunday Closing, yet this "temperance" Union warmly supported the Conservative. The "Southport Guardian" has taken the trouble to expose the mystery of this organisation. It finds that within the Tory party there are many good people who are sincerely anxious to secure some measure of temperance reform, and dar- ing the past few years the party wire-pullers have been at their wits end to prevent them from voting Liberal. It was to head off this calamity that the Conservative and Unionist Temperance Union was called into existence. As the name suggests, it is a purely party organisa- tion. Although we have followed its career with some interest, we do not recall a single occasion on which it has done anything for the temperance cause. That, indeed, is not what it exists for. Its sole purpose is to prevent Tories who desire temperance reform from voting for Liberal candidates. To this end its tiny stage army is marshalled whenever an election takes place. Tha Tory candidate is interviewed; his opinions, whatever they may be, are foond to be favourable; and the electors are puzzled by the strange spectacle of a so-called Temperance Union and the Licensed Victuallers and Brew- ers' organisations invariably supporting the some candidate. THE CANADIAN PLEBISCITE ON PRO- HIBITION. The inhabitants of the Dominion of Canada will be called upon on the 29th of September to give a momentous decision on the drink ques- tion. On that date a ballot on Prohibition will be taken throughout the entire Dominion, and the question to be put to the voters is the fol- lowing: "Are you in favour of passing an Act prohibiting the importation, manufacture, or sale of spirits, wine, ale, beer, cider, and all other alcoholic liquors for use as beverages?" The vote must be "Yes" or "No." The previous Provincial plebiscites which have been taken on the subject supply the most encouraging promise that the decision of the whole country will be favourable to prohibition. The votes taken both in Manitoba and Prince Edward Island were three to one in favour of prohibition, and in Ontario two to one. None of the votes taken afford any indication of how the Province of Quetfec will vote. In that Province the re- sponsibility of guiding this vote rests largely with the clergy, who are looked to by the people as their guides in questions of morals, and what the clergy will do depends largely upon the bishops. There are few, it may be presumed, who would like to see their people voting on the pro-liquor side against the judgment of the rest of the country. The decision will be awaited with the utmost interest by the temperance re- formers throughout the civilised world. AN ARGUMENT FOR PROHIBITION. The resolution passed by the Manchester Li- censing Bench while having immediate reference to serving children under thirteen years of age with drink, has logically a much wider applica- tion, and furnishes an argument for the Pro- hibition of the liquor traffic. If it be considered "undesirable in the common interests of morality and good government" to supply intoxicating liquors to children who merely act as messengers it may be asked whether the case ends there. If the drink traffic can be shown to be inimical to the interests of the morality and good gev- ernment of the community without reference to ago or sex, then it may reasonably be urged "that it is not desirable" that it should be con- tinued. The question would iShen turn upon the fact as to whether there is evidence that morali- ty and good government are endangered by this traffic, and it may safely be said that if there ba evidence sntficrent to justify the prohibition of the common sale to children, there is a hun- dredfold more evidence of its destructive results to the community as a whole.
PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THE LLWYNYPIA WORKHOUSE. Mr E. H. Davies presided over a small atten- dance at Wednesday's meeting of the Penty- pridd Boasd of Guardians. The Chairman, pointing to a repert by one ef the committees, presumably having reference to the new workhouse, enquired Will you adopt the recommendation of the committee P" Mr R. Morr s (Pentre) Before you adopt the recommendation, ia what position are the negotiations with regard to the proposed work- house at Pentrhondda ? The Clerk They are geing en with them. The difficulty has been that we cannot get an answer from the solicitor to the estate. The Chairman Some of the interested parties who are supposed to join in the assignment are also from home. I don't think there is any delay on the part of the board it rests now with them in London. Mr Morris I ask the question for this reason. There are some alterations, if not additions, coming before the Cottage Homes Committee to-day, so it would be well to know whether there is any probability of these negotiations coming to a. aompletion dt, all. The Clerk I think it is general absence from home—solicitors as well asclients-that accounts for it. The Chairman There is no technical reason at all for the delay. Will you adopt the recom- mendation of the committee with reference to the new infants' block ? On the motion of Mr James Richards. seconded by Mr R. L. Phillips, the report was adopted without being read. Rev W. Rees referred to the suggestion that hvri been made to apply for tenders for the carrying out of the work under notice. The Chairman, the Clerk, and Mr Richards assured the rev gentleman that the adoption of the report would not debar the board from applying for tenders.
PONTYPRIDD TECHNICAL CLASSES Mr Arthur Lloyd Thomas, Coedpenmaen, writes: "In your issue of the 20th re results of the Pontypridd Technical Classes, "Steam and the Steam Engine" and "Building" have been omit- ted, and the results in Machine Construction are incorrect. WIl you kindly make the following corrections in your forthcoming issue? BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. First Class, advanced, Theodore Sdhontheil. Second class, advanoed, Thomas W. Millar. First class, elementary, Evan Evans. First class, elementary F. G. Pollard. Second class, elementary, F. W. Pollard. Second class, elementary, Evan M. Davies. MACHINE CONSTRUCTION. First, advanced, John A. Williams. Second, elementary, Edgar Quartley. STEAM AND STEAM ENGINE. Elementary^ Theodore Sehontheil. Youra truly, ARTHUR LLOYD THOMAS. Teacher.
RHONDDA SCHOOLS TELE- PHONE SERVICE. YSTRADYFODWGIAN.—Your letter is too long for insertion in the present issue, but it will be published next week.
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SOME CELEBRATED COACH WHIPS. In the Bicester country, at Swift's House of happy memory, the home of the present Sir Algernon Peyton, may be seen to-day an absolutely unique and most interesting collection —an assortment of coach whips presented from time to time to old Sir Henry Peyton, the grevt-uncle of Sir Algernon Peyton of to-day. A more remarkable collection of its sort it would not be possible to And, for no less than eighty- seven coach whips hang round the walls of the little room. First comes the whip given to Sir Henry by George IV. himself. It bears an inscription characteristic of the doner. As a whip, it is perfect in balance, ia finish, and in workmanship. As a relic it is unique of its kind, and it has massive gold mounts, an im- plied delicate compliment on the part of the King, who well knew that Sir Henry had then lately designed thumb ferrules for whips, and was anxious to see them generally adopted. Indeed, King George seems to have had a great admiration for the quiet old charioteer, for he calls him in one of his letttrs the finest coachman on the road,' as Sir Henry un- doubtedly was at that period. At first, whips fitted with mounts were treated with general contempt. and, by professional coachmen, openly laughed at, much as percussion guns, and then breech loaders, and the hammerless weapons were each in turn looked upon with suspicion and disfavour when fir introduced, and as coloured forehead-bands for bridles are, rightly enough, looked upon to-day. When, however, King George had given to Sir Henry Peyton the gold-mounted coach whip which now hangs in Swift's House, thumb ferrules or I collars' began to grow fashionable, and the fashion of using mounted whips is now, of I course, an established custom." — From the September number of the WINDSOR 3TAGAZINB.
Cycling Notes By Podalphat." Lamplighting times for week :— P.M. August 26 7-55 ,,27 7-53 ,,28 7-51 ,,29 7.50 30 7-48 31 7-46 Sept. 1 7-44 -0- A most timely article appears in the Septem- ber number of the "Windsor Magazine" on "Soldiers on Cycles." "At first sight, it must b3 confessed, the military cyclist 'does not ap- pear tp be a very formidable foe, yet he is a goeat mainstay to the infantry which he sup- ports, and to which he constitutes the advance guard. In the first place, he Tms two great char- acteristics in his favour. He is very difficult to hit, owing to the remarkable celerity with which he moves and the small target he offers to the opposing party. The only way to bring him to the ground is by seriously wounding him-in short, knocking him off his machine, for it is wll nigh i npossible to incapacitate the cycle. When he is hotly pursued, nothing but an utter collapse of his steel steed will effectively stop him, for if his tyre becomes punctured he can still ride along without much inconvenience upon the rims of the wheels, which, although it may bs detrimental to the cycle, is of secondary im. portance in a matter of life or death. Then, again, a body of cyclists may prove a great source of anxiety and trouble to cavalry and harass them exceedingly, whether it be while advancing or retiring. Cavalry depend mostly for their success upon shock action'—that is. the tremendous force with which they hurl them- selves into a body of infantry, and their vigorous usage of the sword. The result is, that unless the infantry are well supported, they are thrown into confusion and cut to pieces. But with a company of cyclists it is different. The cyclists have plenty of room in which to move, and if compelled by force of numbers to retire, after discharging a volley at the onrushing cavalry, can in a moment mount their machines and race away. Presently they dismount, rest the ma- chine against their side, disengage their rifles, take deliberate aim, tire a volley or two, mouat again and fly away. These tactics are repeal every few minutes, so tbat the cavalry are co pletely nonplussed, their numerical streng being at the game time reduced considerably W the intermittent and deadly rifle volleys. thing demoralises cavalry so much as to fi^d they cannot get to cloge quarters with thd enemy. Then there is another disadvantage under which they labour. Supposing tBey vrisb to dismount in order to use their carbines. 010 man out of every four mus £ hold the bridles the horses of his three comrades, so that their attacking force is thereby reduced by 25 pet cent. Even when Uriven to bay, a posse of C1 'hÍ9 clists is by no means a despicable foe. I" eventuality th take up their position bcbiBa the grounded cycles, from whence they can & tain a terrible rifle fire. One hundred cj<^ in such a position could fire about 40,000 rot^ so that they could account for a fairly f number of their opponents before their an0gol" tion was ampeaded." Mr Gwilym Lewis, the Schools, Maerdy, at$ a friend, have just returned from a cycling to ia Franoe, aad the following aooount, Mr Lewis, of their rifle through Normandy B4ittanY will probably prove interesting to rJ11 cycling readers: "Of course, cycling is now. all the rage- the world and his wife go on wheels. So 1 my friend Parry decided to do a fortnigbtS "biking" in Normandy and Brittany. A rnJIII who spends his holidays by working hard tØ1 <> safely be put down as a queer sort of feholf, But then some people have a fad for doing qUe" things, and are never happy unless they are ering from other people. Now, we are not these fadSsts, but the first question we always asked concerning our tour is "How Mal miles a day did you ride?" and our question- are always disappointed when we reply "FortI miles on an average." It takes some tiIXl9 to explain to them that the "bike" was only a bel towards our enjoyment, and not the source 0 it. We rode to Cardiff, and trained from tbere to' London, where we spent Sunday and Mond&f' On Sunday we rode to Battersea Park, e ing to find Mr Tom Stephens and his Welsh Male Voice Party there. Unfortunate they had been there the previous Sunday 04 Ar were singing in some other part of Londo. that time. The park is one of the sights 0 London in summer. It has an area of nesrlf 200 acres, and has a fine subtropical garde"' The roads in it are well adapted for eyelid' There were hundreds of cyclists there that 1' On Monday (Bank Holiday) we rode to HoOPr ton Sourt Palace, about 15 miles from the ejtý, There was an endless procession of all kinds of vehicles going there, tke "'Arrifes and "Ari-d being very conspicuous. The palace has beo the favourite residence of many sovereigns, $334 is still one of the finest of the royal palaces io England, and the river Thames flows under & walls. The original building was erected b1 Cardinal Wolsey. Here Edward VI. was bO and here his mother, Queen Jane Seymour, dí in 1537. William In. and his queen also 1i here, and in great measure rebuilt it anad out the extensive gardens in their present styw The picture-gallery comprises many aluiLbY specimens by the most celebrated paintersr-io all more than 1,100 pictures. The maze in tJJØ, groundb forms a great attraction to visitors- portion of the palace is now divided into sUÏttØ of apartments, which are ocoupied by persOtlf of rank who have been reduced in circumsta0^ "Whoever spends a few days in ilollal a-wheeling should not miss going to HMOPtoff* The roads are excellent and level all the way* The scenery round Richmond (on the way) simply magnificent, the view of the Thames the boats on it being beautiful. -4- On Tuesday, we went to Westminster Abbef to see Gladstone's tomb. In the evening we lero Waterloo at 10.10 o'clock for Southampton, we reached about 12 o'clock, and soon aftet"" wards embarked on one of the L. and S.W-, Railway's steamboats for Havre. We landed &Ii Havre about 7.30 a,m.z where our luggage ""aI subjected to a rigid examination by the CuatotO officers. I may now state that we had take5* the precaution of joining the Cyclists' Touring Club in London before starting, and armed witli the ticket of membership (ls, annual) our bikeo were landed free of duty. Had we not possessed that ticket (or a similar ticket of membership of one of the other large national cycling organise* tions) we should have had to pay duty at tbØ, rate of 55 francs per 25 kilogrammes (about per machine), which, however, would be refor- ded on leaving France. Perhaps! Every eyelet too, must be provided with a plate containing the name and address of the owner. We ha4 conformed -to this rule by buying plates est' graved. The cost of carriage of the bicycle frotSJ London fo Havre was 3s. "Having now taken my readers to Normand", I shall next week describe the tour from HavtØ to St. Mialo. CLUB RUNS. Club. Destination. time. Meet. Saturday August 27— Caerphilly Blackwood 3-30 Windoot Pontypridd. Pencoed 3- 0 White H,4 Treforest Tongwynlais 3-30 Busk —Ladies Cardiff via 2-15 !.ant'" LIaadafT. Ynysybwl Pontyclun ••• Windsor Tuesday, Aug. 30- Treforest Impromptu run 8- 0 Busb Wednesday, August 31— Caerphilly Cardiff, via 3-30 Windsor St. MelJons Tref. Ladies.Impromptu run. 8- 0 Lariat Thursday, Sept. 1st— Pontypridd. Merthyr 230 White Hllrt Treforest Pencoed 3- 0. Busb. —Ladies Wenvoe 2-30. Lanc4 -0- A general meeting of the Treforest Cycling Club will be held at the Bush Inn on Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Important. AYLLFFK & SONS, Cycle Manufacturers & Repairers, for High Grade Cycles. Daisy machines still lead the way for lightness and finish. Our 1898 Ladies and Gent's Machines are still the local favourite* Send for 1898 catalogue. -Daisy Cycle Works, Para- dise place, Queen street, Cardiff. 4231
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